Juventus ‘has approached Lionel Messi’ over a stunning move that would see him team up with great rival Cristiano Ronaldo in a sensational strike for Serie A holders … as Andrea Pirlo’s man rival Manchester City for the Barcelona striker
- Juventus is targeting an ambitious attack on exasperated Barcelona star Lionel Messi
- Messi has informed the LaLiga giants of his intention to leave this summer
- Despite the deadlock, a large number of top European clubs are monitoring the situation
- Juventus is tipped to be one of them after connecting with Messi’s father
Juventus have sensationally entered the race to capture exasperated Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi, according to reports.
The Turin giants will try to put together a super team around Messi and his historic challenger in the race to be named the best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo.
L’Equipe claim a ‘discreet approach’ was made to Messi’s father, Jorge, to gauge the possibility of luring the 33-year-old to Turin.
Juventus have sensationally entered the race to capture the Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi
Andrea Pirlo will try in Turin to team Messi with Cristiano Ronaldo for next season
Messi remains locked in an unsavory showdown with the club he has represented throughout his career. He has asked his representatives to hold a meeting with the Barcelona administration in an effort to “ prevent war from breaking out ” over his uncertain future.
That meeting would be the first time both sides have come together since Messi shocked the football world by letting Barcelona know this week that he wants to leave with a free transfer.
However, the club has shown no sign of abandonment through their steadfast refusal to harbor the prospect of their superstar walking away.
Both superstars have 11 Ballon d’Or awards together and regularly compete for trophies
Messi sensationally told Barcelona this week that he wants to leave the club this summer
Sportsmail understands that Messi is strongly focused on a new challenge and wants his representatives to pave the way for his departure.
It is this uncertainty that has put several of Europe’s top clubs firmly on the red alarm, with Juventus assuming he is now one of them.
The club is hoping to cut their hefty wages this summer, but Messi’s arrival would underscore their resolve to once again become the continent’s best dogs.
Andrea Piro was recently revealed as Maurizio Sarri’s shocking successor and, according to the report from France, has immediately set high ambitions for herself with Messi at the forefront.
The prospect of teaming up with the Argentinian icon and Ronaldo, who have 11 Ballon d’Or gongs between them, would certainly enable Juventus to finally win the Champions League.
Pirlo was recently revealed as Maurizio Sarri’s shocking successor in the Juventus dugout
Barcelona supporters gathered around the Nou Camp to protest their underling sign
Manchester City are still on pole position to catch Messi when he leaves Barcelona, with Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain also proving attractive proposals.
But the process that would allow Messi to move to another club for the first time in his professional career seems to be going on for a while.
His club is insisting that an exit clause in his contract does not make him a free agent, as the June deadline had passed to inform them of any desire to leave.
The days following Messi’s confession have been marred by supporters who stormed the Nou Camp and loudly called for the board under fire to resign.